2013 Nissan Quest Review
2013 Nissan Quest Reviewed
For years the Nissan Quest has taken a backseat to more elaborate entries in the minivan market, such as the Toyota Sienna and the Honda Odyssey. However, with the introduction of the 2013 edition—during the vehicle’s fourth generation cycle—the Quest has graduated into a car to contend with.
The 2013 Nissan Quest is designed as a four-door vehicle, with dual sliding rear ones and chrome lining all door handles. It offers four trims: S, SV, SL and LE. Each SUV uses the VQ35DE, which is a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 260 horsepower and 240 pound-feet of torque. Each vehicle uses a front-engine front-wheel drive layout, with the engine mated to a continuously variable transmission that Nissan calls Xtronic CVT. The gearbox shifts through an infinite number of gear ratios, thus providing improved fuel efficiency. Fuel economy is measured at 19 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.
For braking and handling, each 2013 Nissan Quest has four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, Brake Assist and electric power-assisted speed-sensitive steering. Wheel type and size depend on trim; the S comes with 16-inch steel wheels, 16-inch aluminum ones go on the SV, and the SL and LE have 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The 2013 Nissan Quest can seat up to seven people, although there is less headroom on the SL and LE trims with the optional power moonroof. Interior features like push-button ignition, 16 cup and bottle holders, and wood-tone trim accents go in each vehicle. Upper-level trim features include: rearview mirror, heated front seats, leather upholstery, Bluetooth hands-free phone system and blind spot warning system.
For entertainment, each 2013 Nissan Quest has an AM/FM/CD audio system with at least four speakers and MP3/WMA playback. Upper-level trims have additional stereo features, such as in-dash monitors, DVD player, wheel-mounted audio controls, Bluetooth technology for audio streaming, or additional input jacks and speakers.
For safety and protection, Nissan includes features like six airbags that include: roof-mounted ones, front seat head restraints, lowered tethers/anchors and child safety rear door locks for younger passengers, and vehicle immobilizer and anti-theft system.